The SME Assembly is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The conference takes place once a year during the European SME week. Together with the network of SME envoys, the assembly creates the governance structure of the small business act.
SME Assembly 2022
The 2022 SME Assembly will take place from 28 to 30 November 2022, together with the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will take place in Prague, with the option for additional delegates to attend online.
The assembly will feature high-level panels and interviews, expert round tables, interactive workshops, informative masterclasses and numerous networking opportunities. These will help stimulate Europe's enterprises and equip them with the right tools for the transition towards sustainability and digitalisation.
Updates about the programme and speakers are announced on this page, on the promoting enterprise news portal, via Twitter @EEPA_EU and on Facebook. The official 2021 event hashtags are #SMEassembly2022 and #EEPA2022.
The SME assembly takes place during the European SME week. You can keep up to date on European SME week news and events on Twitter @EEPA_EU. The official hashtag for European SME week 2022 is #SMEweek2022. The Commission also posts more widely about the importance of SMEs for Europe on Twitter @EU_Growth and Facebook.
New Promoting Enterprise app for an improved SME week experience
Our new Promoting Enterprise app, enabled by SwapCard, will transform your SME Week and SME Assembly experience with its many novel features, extending the SME week's benefits far beyond its three days.
SME Assembly participants and others interested in entrepreneurship and SMEs in Europe can now connect with each other year-round.
With an array of improved features, the new app serves as a platform for anyone interested in European enterprises, entrepreneurship and SMEs, offering a space to network, make contacts and leverage synergies.
The app features valuable information on policy topics, interesting webinars, SME week activities, European Enterprise Promotion Awards updates, opinion polls, discussion forums and much more.
Discover and read more about the Promoting Enterprise app.
Earlier SME assemblies
- 2021 SME Assembly video and Schumpeter lecture 2021
- 2020 SME Assembly video and Schumpeter lecture
- 2019 SME Assembly video and programme (587 kB)
- 2018 SME Assemby programme – connect.share.innovate.
- 2017 SME Assembly - start. scale. spread your wings. (270 kB)
- eMagazine from 2017 SME Assembly (21 MB)
- Graphic recording from 2017 SME Assembly (15 MB)
- 2016 SME Assembly - Helping Europe's entrepreneurs reach new heights (377 kB)
- 2015 SME Assembly - Europe works for SMEs: forward. together. (507 kB)
- 2014 SME Assembly - Growth through enterprise: exploiting the opportunities ahead (380 kB)
- 2013 SME Assembly – Encouraging a Europe of enterprise (2 MB)
- 2012 SME Assembly – Helping SMEs go for growth (1 MB)